A few days ago, a Sony Mobile representative on Facebook stated that the company would not be updating its 2011 Xperia line of smartphones to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, it seems Sony is now backtracking after an uproar of disappointment and anger from Xperia users. In an official statement on the company’s product blog, Sony now says they are “investigating” Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS upgrades for “all devices.” While this news keeps hope alive for legacy Xperia users, we imagine only a select few of 2011 Xperia devices would get treated to Jelly Bean, if at all. Read the official statement below.
From Sony Mobile:
A quick note – during a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones. We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned.
The 2011 Xperia family of smartphones include: the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Ray, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro and Xperia Active.